passed down from generation to generation, the legends are part of the rich and ancient oral tradition of the region which today lies mostly in Pakistan. They were traditionally told for entertainment and education at community and family gatherings by the Bards and storytellers. They were transposed into verse by the great Sufi poets. They were sung by musicians and they served as inspiration for artist and craftsmen. Such is their appeal in Asia, that they have been turned into major Bollywood films.